Research and Library Services

Peggy Sue Carpenter


Midwestern States



Peggy Carpenter, Genealogist, has a B.A. in Family History from Brigham Young University.  She has experience with old German Gothic script and Latin records. Her specialties include Baden, Germany parish records, 17th-19th century genealogy, and Midwestern States.  Experienced in consulting with patrons at the Family History Library International Reference desk and a contributor to the Oldenburg, Germany Gazetteer on the FamilySearch Wiki and to the German Immigrants in American Church Records series. She transcribed the Roy Chapman Diaries in preparation for online publication and converted microfilm images of genealogical books to PDF images in preparation to publish on the FamilySearch book site.

Areas of expertise: Midwestern States, German, old German Gothic script, England, French, and Latin. Research experience with microfilm and books in the Family History Library; FamilySearch, Ancestry, and internet websites; and genealogical software (RootsMagic).